Before she gave her deposition, Vanessa’s lawyers had argued in a court filing that such examinations are “cruel,” according to The New York TimesThe story was first reported by. While questioning Kobe’s wife over Zoom, an attorney representing Los Angeles County told her, “It’s not harassment. It’s just an action. And I’m sorry to put this through you, but I have to do my job. Vanessa said, “I shouldn’t be going through that.”
The Los Angeles County attorney also asked her to look at some graphic images and messages, some photoshopped, that had been sent to her on social media, while trying to argue that others besides sheriff’s deputies had caused her emotional distress. The transcript from Vanessa’s deposition stated that she placed her hand in front the camera and didn’t want it to.
Vanessa also confirmed that she personally has not seen any photos of her husband and daughter’s remains. She added that she had in her possession the clothes that Kobe and Gianna wore during the crash, adding, “I had to recover all their items because I know people are sick and would like to take pictures of them and share them.”
“They suffered a great deal,” she said about Gianna and Kobe. “And if their clothes represent the condition of their bodies, I cannot imagine how someone could be callous and have no regard for them or our friends, and just share the images as if they were animals on a street.”